The High Line to Stretch North With a Pair of New Bridges
Plans recently unveiled by Gov. Kathy Hochul will extend the elevated High Line park all the way to the Moynihan Train Hall in Midtown. The pair of pedestrian bridges that make up the project will allow New Yorkers and visitors alike to travel all the way from the Whitney Museum of American Art to the newly built train hall without descending to street level, all while enjoying greenery and intimate sights throughout Chelsea. And, of course, the new connection will begin just a few blocks south of the Midtown rentals at 555TEN, bringing this unique transportation corridor that much closer to these luxury homes. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting plan.
Initially announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year as part of an ambitious Midtown West redevelopment scheme, the High Line Moynihan Connector is the result of a public-private partnership between Empire State Development, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Brookfield Properties Group, and Friends of the High Line. Together, these groups tapped architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and the landscape architects at Field Operations to create two distinct bridges: a Woodlands Bridge running parallel with 30th Street and a Timber Bridge that will connect the Woodlands Bridge with the Moynihan Train Hall.
As the names suggest, the two bridges will feature different yet complementary aesthetics. The Woodlands Bridge will be planted with lush greenery akin to the densest stretches of the High Line itself, while the Timber Bridge will feature a more spartan look as it takes people over traffic to the Magnolia Court passageway that runs through Brookfield Properties’ Manhattan West megadevelopment. Together, the new bridges will stretch 1,200 feet to connect the High Line, Moynihan Train Hall, and Hudson Yards — tying together disparate aspects of Midtown West’s recent development while celebrating the successful High Line linear park concept and expanding it into a new neighborhood.
For residents of 555TEN, the new bridges will bring the elevated pathways currently snaking up and down Manhattan’s West Side quite a bit closer, helping connect Midtown West with more southerly neighborhoods. Soon, 555TEN residents will be able to traverse a few short blocks before ascending to the elevated passage and making their way to Chelsea Market and beyond without touching the street.
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